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NY L85438

June 28, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 L85438


TARIFF NO.: 6110.11.0070

Ms. Donna L. Shira
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. Seventy-Five Broad Street
New York, N.Y. 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit cardigan from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Shira:

In your letter dated June 3, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Polo Ralph Lauren. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style S57JX09 is a men’s cardigan constructed from 100 percent wool, double knit fabric that that measures 13 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. The cardigan features a full front opening with a rib knit, zip-through turtleneck collar; two snap fasteners on the collar; a zippered pocket on the left chest; long, self-finished sleeves; 100 percent nylon, woven fabric overlays on the upper half of the front and rear panels; two zippered pockets below the waist; and a tubular knit bottom.

The applicable subheading for Style S57JX09 will be 6110.11.0070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of wool or fine animal hair: of wool: other: men's or boys’. The rate of duty is 16 percent ad valorem.

Style S57JX09 falls within textile category designation 438. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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